[Humanist] 23.195 review of the Kindle

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jul 28 08:07:02 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 195.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:05:36 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Kindle reviewed

Some here will be interested in the review of the e-book reader Kindle 
in The New Yorker for 3 August 2009, Nicholson Baker's "Annals of 
Reading: A New Page. Can the Kindle really improve on the book?" (pp. 
24-30). He finds problems that in time, perhaps in subsequent versions 
of the Kindle, will be solved. For e-book reading he prefers the iPod 
Touch or iPhone. But in the end, late one evening, the prose he is 
reading on his Kindle, The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, finally 
takes over and he forgets all about the device, with all its faults, 
extensively enumerated.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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